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    Troop hike Florida

    Out with troop 508 & 18. For an overnight hike through the ocala national forest.

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    Lunch stop. 77 out it's a little warm.

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    Looks like the boys are having a good time. I was in troop 36 from Orlando back in the 70's and spent a lot of time camping and hiking the Ocala area.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Dinner of champions. Temp just dropped to 77. :-)

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    Finally in my hammock, what a day of hiking. We had one scout who way over packed, throw in the towel. Sad to see him not make the hike. He was not having a good time. The old scouts (less than half my age) were on fire most of the day. Then the complaining and whining started :-). I held my head up high as I strolled on by. Temps have dropped to 65 now, crickets are out but no other bugs, that's kind of rare for this weather. I'll take it. I'll finish this report tomorrow. Oh we did 12.5 miles today.

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    Back on the trail. Dora pond is awesome in the morning. Troop 18 fell out overnight. I guess troop 508 will have to continue the journey on our own. we are headed to the road crossing where they will be. I will see if any of the boys want to slack pack the rest of the trip. They need to learn hiking is like a marathon you have to pace yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Life Scout View Post
    They need to learn hiking is like a marathon you have to pace yourself.
    That's a good lesson. Enjoy your day!

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    We have made it to alexander springs . You're really starting to get warm now. We are arriving now at 1230 just in time to do lunch. The two leaders and two boys in our group have earned this trip.
    Last edited by Life Scout; 03-16-2014 at 11:56.

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    Sounds like good fun Lifescout.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Ok here are the hammock pictures. After all this is the hammock forum.

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